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10:38 pm, Jan 2 2016
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If it's shoujo, I read the manga first, then decide if I need / want to watch the anime.

If it's shounen, I might sample the manga, but usually just end up watching the anime.

In my opinion, shoujo often loses something in the translation to anime; shounen gains, especially action shounen.

If the manga came after the anime, I usually don't bother with it at all.

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6:41 am, Jan 3 2016
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ugh, "fufufu" is the worst. I hate that it won.

As for this week's poll... I prefer the anime if the art is on-par with the manga, but often times it's not.
However, if all things were equal, I suppose the art would be equal... so I choose anime, even though in a real-life situation, I'll usually choose the manga first.

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3:12 pm, Jan 3 2016
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if the manga and anime are the same i usually just watch the anime if a didn't start reading tha manga before. Sometimes i read the manga and then watch the anime (Onepunch Man, Shokugeki no Soma)



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3:13 pm, Jan 3 2016
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as residentgrigo there are no mentions of LN, and more recently they are the original.



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6:19 pm, Jan 3 2016
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Personally the choice is fairly genre dependent and which I saw/read first.

Though all things being equal there is definitely one thing anime has that manga doesn't (not including movement) and that is sound, music in particular. Something like Mushishi can really leverage music to create an atmosphere that can't really be found in the manga.

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4:18 am, Jan 5 2016
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Assuming there is no change in plot, no censorship of any kind, and no removal of scenes (a little filler is fine in moderation) then the anime is good enough. There is little reason to see/read it again, unless its that good, so I'd rather have the version that also includes (hopefully) good music and animated action scenes. Granted, this is coming from the guy who will likely watch the fansub version of it regardless. Price aside, all of the above have been a pet peeve of mine when it comes to anime/manga, and its only less likely for a fan translator to do that.

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I used to say "watch the anime," but thanks to crunchyroll, watching anime outside the U.S. is nearly impossible these days.

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11:34 am, Jan 5 2016
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For me it really depends.

In all cases, I will read the manga first. Based on this, if i enjoyed it then I will watch the anime, but if I feel the manga was meh, I won't bother seeking out the anime.

Being a shoujo/josei fan, i find anime in this area lacking to begin with, so I would watch it for entertainment purposes rather than to enhance my opinion on the original manga.

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10:37 pm, Jan 6 2016
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I can read more chapters and get more story in one sitting of 30 minutes not to mention anime is the adaptation of the manga so if it's going to be equal, I'd rather get more story in 30 minutes to see if I like it. Unfortunately adaptations are always tricky and will never be "equal." I'm trying to maximize on my time spent.

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it depends. most of the time, the few times i watch an anime, it's an action shounen that benefits from being animated. and i usually skip out on the manga, especially if the manga has like 23982948 chapters. i also skip out on animes that have 80+ episodes as well. i guess i have a commitment problem.

as for shoujo or slice-of-life genres, i will usually read the manga first and likely skip out on the anime unless it has rave reviews or has some factor that will benefit from animation. BL is my top manga genre and barely any of those get animated anyways and those that do are not very good.

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I generally don't like adaptations. That is why I only read manga in such cases. For example I never watched One Piece or Fairy Tail anime, even though I like mangas...

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5:45 pm, Jan 8 2016
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Well no choice of "I just choose randomly"? bigrazz

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If it was originally a manga, then I investigate whether the anime was considered a well-done and faithful adaptation that didn't have a filler end. If so, I start with the anime, then move onto the manga if there is still material left. Otherwise, I read only the manga.

If it was originally an anime, then I watch the anime and don't bother with the manga unless I REALLY love the series, to the point that I also look for fan art.

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11:36 pm, Jan 8 2016
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I would read the manga first before watching the anime. If the art for the manga is terrible, then I'd just watch the anime first, then read the manga to see the minor differences.

Attach on Titan is a good example. The manga's art is terrible, but the anime's artistic sense is on Godly level.

As for Claymore/Berserk, I read the manga, and then when I caught up with the slow release schedule, I watched what the anime adaptations had to offer.

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